Welcome

Please join us for the 20th annual Wisconsin Symposium on Emotion, April 23 and 24, 2014. Our theme this year is “Neural Bases of Adaptive and Maladaptive Emotion Regulation” and as always, leading scientists will present their research and our students will lead the discussion focusing on the work of the presenting scientists. I hope you can join us as we promise to offer lively discussions on the origins of psychiatric illnesses and provide creative insights into new potential treatments.

One of the most rewarding and unique features of the meeting is that we provide travel awards to United States and international students to come to UW and learn with us. These scholarships go to students at all levels of their education including: undergraduates, PhD students, post-doctoral fellows, MD students and residents training in psychiatry. This year the HealthEmotions Research Institute will support the expenses of up to 25 trainees from the US and around the world to come to Madison to participate in the meeting. This is a wonderful opportunity for students at all levels to interact with world class scientists and to meet UW-Madison faculty.

Every year we hear from participants that this meeting, where experienced scientists make a special effort to reach out to trainees, helps forge enduring collegial relationships. I urge you to join us for an extraordinary learning experience.



Ned H. Kalin, MD
Hedberg Professor
Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Director, HealthEmotions Research Institute
University of Wisconsin - Madison






Richard J. Davidson, PhD
Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry
Director, Center for Investigating Healthy Minds
University of Wisconsin - Madison